New I-9 Form – Important news for US Employers

Guess what, New I-9 form released. On November 7th, 2007, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”), Citizenship and Immigration Services (“CIS”) announced that it has released a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, as well at the M-274, Handbook for Employers, Instructions for Completing the Form I-9.

The revision of the Form I-9 seeks to achieve full compliance with the document reduction requirements of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (“IIRAIRA”), which reduced the number of documents that employers may accept from newly hired employees during the employment verification process.

This is huge for employers that were waiting for some substantial revisions since the 1996 legislation.

To read the Fact Sheet from CIS about the New I-9 Form, Click Here.